This is the Liturgy of the Hours for December 07. Your local date is .
St. Ambrose, B & D
“There is also a certain water which we put into the basin of our soul, water from the fleece and from the Book of Judges; water, too, from the Book of Psalms. It is the water of the message from heaven. Let, then, this water, O Lord Jesus, come into my soul, into my flesh, that through the moisture of this rain the valleys of our minds and the fields of our hearts may grow green. May the drops from Thee come upon me, shedding forth grace and immortality.”
St. Ambrose was the Bishop of Milan in the 4th century. The son of the Praetorian Prefect of Gaul, St. Ambrose was raised around the Roman senate and studied law in their courts. When his predecessor died, the Catholic laity demanded St. Ambrose become the new bishop. He accepted the post, became a catechumen and was later baptized and ordained. His preaching was efficacious, converting the most learned of men including St. Augustine. Additionally, he preached a strong moral ethic and combated Arianism. St. Ambrose is one of the original Four Doctors of the Western Church along with St’s Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great.
Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
 St. Ambrose, “To the Emperor Gratian,” in Ambrose: Select Works and Letters,” eds. Philip Schaff and Henry Wace (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), 95.
 F.L. Cross and E.A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 42-43.
 Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Ambrose.”
Recent prayer requests from community members
Rosa Liggett on February 8th, 2023 at 10:32
St Jerome please pray for those suffering and mourning in Syria & Turkey today and especially for those left orphaned. May the world turn its attention away from war and again recognize the precious gift of life. In the holy name of Jesus I pray.
Fannie on February 8th, 2023 at 9:20
For the thousands of poor souls lost in the earthquakes of Turkey and Syria and for those who mourn them.
Mary on February 8th, 2023 at 8:56
Like a thief in the night, death comes. May we always be ready for the moment.
Fannie on February 8th, 2023 at 8:20
For my sweet, kind sister, Kathleen, on the day of her birth, that her life be full of joy and that she continue to be a living witness of Christ's mercy and goodness.
Kenneth Parchinski on February 8th, 2023 at 8:11
For Jason who is in the grips of alcohol and drugs. Pray he invites Jesus into his heart as his Lord and Healer.
Beverly on February 8th, 2023 at 7:17
Please pray that Brad will be able to get the dental care he needs.
Leslie Engle on February 8th, 2023 at 6:45
Dear Blessed Mother, please intercede to your beloved son Jesus that my father Albert is not sick from Covid or any other illnesses due to his fragile health. We are very distraught. Thank you and God Bless you!
bueccd on February 8th, 2023 at 6:36
I ask prayers for my Mom & Dad who are struggling in their relationship; may they reconcile and find peace.
Bradlee Sargent on February 8th, 2023 at 6:35
God would grant me the wisdom and grace to get out of all debts.
Dindo Ballebar on February 8th, 2023 at 2:58
Prayers for all older persons under my care today. May they enjoy their day and live life fully. Amen
Rhonda George on February 8th, 2023 at 2:02
For All Priest, especially Fr. Robert Kenny(RIP) and Thanking St. Bakhita and All Sts.-Through Jesus our Lord. Amen
Beverly on February 8th, 2023 at 0:00
For the healing of my friends who suffer from Lymes disease.
Ryan Sicat on February 8th, 2023 at 0:00
For my wife's safe delivery. For the victims of earthquake in Turkey and Syria. May those who died rest in peace.
Fr Sunil De Silva on February 8th, 2023 at 0:00
May St. Jerome intercede for the orphans and abandoned children in all the war affected nations. May St Josephine Bakhita of Sudan, intercede very especially for the victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and also for the women who suffer in moral and physical humiliations.
Fr Sunil De Silva on February 8th, 2023 at 0:00
Lord, strengthen the international community offers & generosity to help Turkey and Syria in this devastating earthquake. Bless & strengthen the rescuers searching through more survivors as those trapped under cried out for help from beneath the mountains of debris. Please Lord !
Fr Lawrence on February 8th, 2023 at 0:00
The death toll in the earthquake has exceeded 5,400 in Turkey and 1,800 in neighbouring Syria. Let us continue to pray for the victims. Healing & recovery to the injured. Comfort & consolation to the bereaved.
Gwen Neary on February 8th, 2023 at 0:00
For a successful surgery for my daughter this week and that she return to living our faith. For all those who are ill and the souls in purgatory.
Derrick O'Neill on February 7th, 2023 at 23:23
For my brother-in-law, Mark as he continues hia fight against cancer.
Rhonda George on February 7th, 2023 at 20:34
We Pray for the Conversion of Sinners-Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Gabby Lynch on February 7th, 2023 at 18:14
Please pray for my friend Caroline. Her grandfather passed away after hip surgery today. He was being transported to another place when he died. Thank you to everyone here. Every day I see little white dots all over the earth and pray for each and every one. Love to all!
Maria Gavilanes on February 7th, 2023 at 14:06
Please pray for my friend Janet who has arthritis on her feet. But has a strong and different pain on the one foot.
Maria Gavilanes on February 7th, 2023 at 13:29
Prayers for Theresa who is 86 years old and doing hospice at home. Dementia has deteriorated her. May God grant her a peaceful death. Peace and consolation to the family.
Maria Gavilanes on February 7th, 2023 at 13:29
Mark Grago on February 7th, 2023 at 11:28
I invoke all the Saints and Catholics to pray for the victims of the earthquake in Syria/Turkey. Over 5,000 dead at this moment. May their souls rest in eternity and their families watched over by angels and saints. Also, please pray for those still entrapped in the rubble. God help them all. ☦☦🕋
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